Storm coach Dan Hughes ready for emotional game Sunday

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Published 3:06 a.m. ET Aug. 13, 2019

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NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle coach Dan Hughes knows that his team’s upcoming game against Minnesota will be more emotional for him than many other games this season. It’s the Storm’s annual Breast Health Awareness night.

While breast cancer survivors will be honored at Sunday’s game, it has special meaning for Hughes, who had a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract removed during training camp. He has made a full recovery and returned to the bench on June 21 after missing the team’s first nine games.

“I’ve always told people that the best thing the WNBA has done is the Breast Health Awareness game,” Hughes said. “It has been special. When you hear the word cancer in your life, things that you’ve done in the past carry a little different meaning to you. You’re thankful. Let’s look at the reality. I went through cancer not quite knowing what they are going to find when they do the surgery. What they found was pretty good. I go through screenings every three months to make sure I’m a healthy guy.”

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